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Lowcountry garden experts offer advice on combatting pervasive Virginia buttonweed | Features

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The luscious lawns fronting Lowcountry homes aren’t immune to the warm-weather weeds that can leave lasting effects. 

Doveweed, nutsedge and chamberbitter are a few troublesome herbs that garden caretakers regularly encounter during spring and summer months when they fight to maintain healthy green spaces. 



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But Lowcountry residents have increasingly encountered what some agree to be the monster of all weeds, one that returns and keeps attacking no matter how many times it’s sprayed with herbicides during the summer, or dug out of the ground.

The Virginia buttonweed is deeply rooted and thrives in overly moist lawns. The pervasive, dark-green turfgrass weed that produces tiny white flowers above ground can be seen in yards across the Charleston region. It sprawls across yards with no mercy, often leaving behind brown patches.

It isn’t only impacting South Carolina residents. 



Virginia buttonweed

Carol Turnwald Feldhaus works to get rid of the Virginia buttonweed in

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Local groups hand out garden kits

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Even though many local health and agriculture community groups can’t hold big events because of the coronavirus pandemic, they’re still at work, encouraging people to eat and grow vegetables.



Healthy kits for families


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Healthy kits for families

“We have seen such incredible increase in demand for local produce and also food donations and distribution,” said Sara Bernal, a program manager with the Center for Land-Based Learning.

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That’s why her organization along with Kaiser Permanente, the Latino Leadership Council, La Familia, Health Education Council and Soil Born Farms are bringing the farm to families through healthy garden kits the groups assemble and distribute to those most in need of nourishment.

The kits include vegetables — vibrant-in-color and flavor, fruits — grown at local farms, and “starts,” so people can plant their own healthy gardens.

“Everybody benefits from eating more fresh food,” said Bernal,

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Brookshire brings community kitchen to Acadiana to help feed those affected by Hurricane Delta | News

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Brookshire Grocery Co., the company that owns Super 1 Foods, is deploying a community kitchen and a team of employee-partners to serve free hot meals to people who have been affected by Hurricane Delta in Acadiana, according to a statement from the company.

Starting Sunday, a team will serve sausage biscuits for breakfast and hamburgers and hotdogs for lunch and dinner in the Super 1 Foods parking lots listed below, while supplies last at each location.

Sunday

11:30 a.m. — 215 W. Willow St. in Lafayette

5 p.m. — 924 Rees St. in Breaux Bridge

Monday

8 a.m. — 939 S. Lewis St. in New Iberia

11:30 a.m. — 939 S. Lewis St. in New Iberia

5 p.m. — 2210 Veterans Memorial Drive in Abbeville

Tuesday 

11:30 a.m. —

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Smart Kitchen Appliance Market | Demand for Innovative Appliances to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global smart kitchen appliance market size is poised to grow by USD 6.16 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 9% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

The innovative and smart kitchen appliances are eco-friendly, exhibit a user-friendly interface, and are energy-efficient, which attracts customers to buy it. Moreover, rising disposable income and growing purchasing power are making customers capable enough to increase their spending on premium smart kitchen appliances, which increases their demand and drives the market.

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Ashland Community Kitchen provides help to those in need

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ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Judith Little stood outside The Neighborhood in Ashland on Thursday, waiting for a ride back to her apartment. She had come specifically to the Ashland Community Kitchen, with the hope of getting one of the boxes of food it gives out once a month. She was not disappointed, and said that all of the people she has met at The Neighborhood are good people and very helpful.

“I get their food boxes every time I can,” Little said. “They are real good about it, and they have a thing going on about seniors. If you are a senior, they have senior boxes with a lot of food in them. They have helped me a lot,” Little said. “And I come over here and eat during the week when they serve food, too,” she said.


Little said the food boxes go a long way for her toward

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5 Mistakes I Made While Renovating My Kitchen

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This summer, I embarked on a soup-to-nuts kitchen renovation..for the first time in my life. I hand-drew a floor plan to scale, ripped out tile and hacked down cupboards, and product sourced everything from our custom cabinet makers (a friend of a friend) to our backsplash tile (a Wayfair score!). Am I obsessed with my tiny jewel of an apartment kitchen? Heck, yes. Did I make a boatload of beginner mistakes along the way? You betcha. I’m sharing them here so you can avoid them.

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Since the kitchen is all white and we chose durable, man-made quartz for the countertops, I wanted to bring in some more luxurious, natural texture via the backsplash. I found a gorgeous, long Calacatta marble subway tile which I thought would be the next best thing to a pricey, single-slab backsplash. The problem? Both the

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Dubai’s Sweetheart Kitchen plans Saudi expansion

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Dubai-based cloud kitchen company Sweetheart Kitchen said it plans to use funds from its recently concluded Series C round to expand its brands and reach in the region in addition to investing in technology and talent.

The 15-month old company had raised €15 million ($17.7 million) in Series C funding backed by “strategic investors” after raising a total of €21 million ($25 million) in previous Series A and B rounds.

Sweetheart Kitchen said in a statement that it plans to use the funds from the new round to launch five additional brands, in addition to the 30 in its stable.

It said the company is targeting to have 12 units live in the UAE by the first quarter of 2021 and enter Saudi Arabia in the second half of 2021.

The funds will also be used to relaunch its Kuwait operations that were impacted by the pandemic lockdowns in the

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Here’s What $2K Rent Gets You In Pandemic-Hit Hell’s Kitchen

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HELL’S KITCHEN, NY — As the coronavirus pandemic introduces uncertainty into New York City’s real estate climate, Patch is providing a glance into what $2,000 rent can currently get you in Hell’s Kitchen.

One example: this studio rental on West 49th Street. Fully furnished, the apartment is part of the Residences at Worldwide Plaza, sitting in the shadow of the distinctive green-roofed skyscraper. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, laundry rooms on each floor and a New York Sports Club Gym, according to the listing.

More info:

  • Address: 393 W 49th St Apt 4MM
  • Price: $2,000/month
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Features: Fully furnished, short- or long-term studio rental with a lovely garden
    facing balcony. This is a perfect alternative to a long-stay hotel. Convenient midtown location, near Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Lincoln Center, Hudson Yards and all subway lines and the cross-town bus. NO FEE The Residences at Worldwide Plaza
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The 4 Best Bathroom Heaters

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I’m convinced there’s nothing worse than stepping out of the shower onto an icy cold floor. Sure, you can snag a bath mat or put a towel over the tile, but only a good bathroom heater can make the space feel toasty warm. And the best bathroom heaters fit your space while boasting the important safety features you need to feel comfortable.

Before you invest in a new heater, you have to be honest with yourself about the amount of space you’re willing to give up for comfort. Here are some options to consider:

  • Portable floor heaters: There is no need to mount these heaters to a wall and they usually heat up spaces in a flash. The downside is that you can’t hook them up to your thermostat, which means you won’t have precise control over the temperature — and, of course, they can pose a safety hazard if
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Why the ‘Home Improvement Effect’ May Be Responsible for an Increased Interest in Plastic Surgery

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Encino, CA plastic surgeon George Sanders, MD had never done a virtual consultation until March of this year.

But, once COVID hit, it quickly became commonplace at his practice. 

“At first, there were maybe one or two per week, but then there were many—often several each day,” he recalls. “Not only did patients virtually consult, but they scheduled their surgery in anticipation of the end of the surgery shutdown.”

And the calendar concurs: Since his office reopened for elective procedures in mid-May, the surgery schedule has been filled. “Part of this is due to the backlog of patients who were already scheduled for surgery but had to postpone it. Other patients were planning to have surgery anyway, and now seems like the perfect opportunity.”

However, Dr. Sanders says, there’s a third patient group that never considered surgery and are now drawn to it. 

“When I ask these patients seeking plastic

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